A total of 7,231 cases involving theft of gas worth Rs6,357 million by commercial and industrial consumers were detected by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) in the first nine months of 2013.
According to sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, 11,010mmcf of gas was stolen in the jurisdiction of the two companies over the nine-month period. The companies recovered about Rs1,030m from those involved in the wrongdoing.
The SSGCL detected 792 cases amounting to Rs210m both in the commercial and industrial sectors during the period.
The SNGPL detected theft of 10,731mmcf of gas, worth Rs 6,147m, and could recover only Rs974m.
A total of 2,370mmcf of gas, worth Rs1,582m, was stolen by 6,180 commercial consumers while 8,361mmcf of gas (Rs4,565m) was stolen by 259 industrial consumers.